Remembering Jackie Robinson

On a chilly, gray, early spring day, a black man in a sparkling white baseball uniform walked, alone, from the dugout onto the green grass of Brooklyn's Ebbets Field. It was April 15, 1947, and Jackie Robinson was about to break the shameful color line in major league baseball, a feat that would have lasting impact on sports and society. Jim Becker, who covered the game for the AP, recalls that strangely low-key day.